|Burial register ID:||8476|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||16-Mar-1900|
|Date of burial:||18-Mar-1900|
OF LEITH VALLEY
WHO DIED MARCH 15th 1900
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO HIS WIFE
WHO DIED OCT. 5th 1910
AGED 69 YEARS
on the right side of the monument:-
DIED AUG. 7th 1891
AGED 16 YEARS
DIED JAN. 23rd 1902
AGED 17 YEARS.
on the left side of the monument:-
DIED MAR. 19th 1874
AGED 1 YEAR.
DIED DEC. 9th 1879
AGED 17 YEARS.
DIED FEB. 8th 1891
AGED 20 YEARS.
DIED MARCH 23rd 1932
AGED 49 YEARS.
On 15th April 1860 John Mitchell married Janet Caldwell Smith at St Quivox Church, Ayrshire, Scotland. Their daughter Elizabeth Runciman Mitchell was born at Anderson, Glasgow, Lanarkshire on 22nd July 1863.
On Monday 11th April 1864 at 10am they left on the steamer Nealson to Greenock. On 17th July 1864 the family arrived on the ship Andrew Jackson with John’s sister Janet Mitchell and husband Hugh Muir and family at Port Chalmers, Dunedin. The two families had been sponsored by another brother-in-law, John Runciman and his father who were farming in Green Island. Upon arrival they stayed with the Runcimans at Green Island, then moved to Dunedin, where John found employment as a carpenter, building a wooden key for the ships. Soon after he worked as a deckhand on a coastal steamer, returning home every Friday. He then worked on a dairy farm, Kelvin Grove in North East Valley for nine years until shifting to the dairy farm “River Bank” in the Shag Valley near Palmerston, where he also started a milk cart round as well which served the hundred locals in Palmerston. By 1886 the family had shifted back to North East Valley Dunedin.
During this time Janet had 10 more children; one died in childhood, three in their late teens, and one aged 21. The remaining children, except the youngest daughter, all married and had families.
John Mitchell died on 16th March 1900 aged 62 years.
|Surname||First names||Age||Date of death||Date of burial|
|MITCHELL||ALLAN MCGLASHAN||17 Years||24-Jan-1902||26-Jan-1902|
|MITCHELL||ELIZABETH R||17 Years||09-Dec-1879||14-Dec-1879|
|MITCHELL||JANET CALDWELL||69 Years||05-Oct-1910||07-Oct-1910|
|MITCHELL||JESSIE STEWART||49 Years||25-Mar-1932||26-Mar-1932|
|MITCHELL||WILLIAM CHARLES||16 Years||07-Aug-1891||09-Aug-1891|